Grateful Dead Live at Cumberland County Civic Center on 1982-09-17
Master FOB Audience Cassette > Nak CM300 mics > Sony D5: master cassette
played back via a Nakamichi DR-1 > HHB 850 > EAC for DAE to Harddrive >
CEP > CDWave > CDRWin > Yamaha CR8424 CDR; via S. Clugston, L. Revell
Subject: Great Recording
Subject: One of the best i saw, out of a 100 or so
It doesn't get any better than this.
Oh and silly dismissal below of a U.S. Blues as an automatic downer...wtf, if it was a hot show, and Garcia in the mood, the United States Blues is a melt down end of the night encore of pure delight. Granted there were mediocre ones. This aint!
Subject: Wowser (did I really just write that?)
This is a stellar audience recording that I found reference to on one of the SBD reviews…Thanks to that gentleman and scholar!
Not just that but a far better show, in fact excellent, than I would have suggested. But for those calling this best o' the year, I would direct you to Manor Downs in Austin. and I'm partial to the Red Rocks shows from that year, my personal shows number 3, 4 and 5, not necessarily in that order! Oh, wait….
Regardless, quite nice!!
Subject: Best 2nd Set of the 80's??
I saw some great second sets, but if they played US Blues or a Dayjob encore it just kind of put a damper on the whole set.
The show is quite good overall.
Subject: My First Show!!!!
Subject: Set 2 - the Best!!!
4 1/2 stars
Subject: Good sound for FOB
Subject: Best Show I Ever Saw
Subject: crisp and clean... like the cool new england fall air...
Subject: I checked that little extra rip at
Sound isn't par with show.
Subject: Very Nice
Subject: Great show a solid 5
Where do you start here? Great Set I, Est>eyes all the way through to sugar mag is classic jamming and Jerry never bails he keeps stretching.. other one is a personal favorite and dew legendary... they played it a week later at the garden just as good and had only played this 8 x in 1982 this is prob the best.... spectrum garden and this....
Subject: Touch of Gray #2
skipping school by hook and crook, my sister, a buddy and i drove to portland, and revelled in the scene: very mellow, very stoney, chill gravel lot, much mingling. tickets were like 9.50 or something, we'd bought them a couple of weeks before at the mall (hah!).
inside the show, it was intense, a little overwhelming for this kid at the time. all three of us, of course, got separated, and i seemed to run into everyone i knew from a variety of places. odd.
the fob captures the energy of the crowd and is UP FRONT sounding. for my tastes, the audience is preferable.
my first roommate in college had a copy of this which i immediately taped. i wore that and a variety of other sources out. sure, there's the chauvanism of having attended, but there seems to be a unique sound during this show. brent has an '82, almost country-western piano sound for much of the night; phil is fairly active for the heineken years, especially during the second set; jerry is on fire. at the end of his deadbase review, john scott wrote, "well, maybe it's just maine," but i kid you not, it still stands out as a unique one.
not a bad first show: the first throwing stones, high energy high time, killer space with phil thunder, quick, but decisive spanish jam, crackly other one, bubbly goin' down the road, phat morning dew, solid rocker sugar mags, don't know what more i could have asked for as the summer in maine wound down but u.s. blues.
of course, at the time, i didn't know all the songs, but hearing "california" (my regular misnomer) ÃÂÃÂ a tune that i'd spun often off my brother's vinyl copy of terrapin ÃÂÃÂ made my spine shiver. i had to sit down at one point, not even believing it was real.
all in all solid work from the boyz. five stars for the novelty of the first (and first set) throwin' stones, early west l.a. with extra lyrics, second (and rockin') touch, high time and all of post-drums. inmho, you've got to hear the WILD energy of the audience during phil's space-bomb to appreciate this one. you won't be disappointed.
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